About Local 258 IBEW
Local 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labour union that represents about 4,000 workers in the Electric Utility, Private Power Line, Utility Arborist, Manufacturing and Traffic Control Industries in the province of British Columbia.
Workers become members of Local 258 IBEW when they begin their employment with one of our signatory employers. You can also apply for membership with Local 258 IBEW if you have a skilled trade or are considering a career, an apprenticeship or skilled trades training in one of the industries we represent. Contact our Organizer for more information.
Members of Local 258 IBEW enjoy decent wages, good benefit packages and working conditions, including pensions (or RRSP contributions) that provide for our members to retire with dignity. We are able to make these achievements through collective bargaining. Our elected leadership negotiates with the employer on behalf of the members in each workplace, as we are stronger as a group than if each of us tried to secure and enforce these workplace gains individually.
Our rights as a trade union are protected by both Canadian and British Columbian laws – our members have the right to representation by their union in their workplaces to ensure the gains achieved through freely negotiated collective agreements are protected and enforced.
Local 258 IBEW was chartered in 1967 in Vancouver and is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that represents about 750,000 active workers and retirees in both Canada and the United States. IBEW members work in a variety of fields, including electric utility (both public and private), construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.
Our membership supports numerous charitable organizations, including the United Way, the MS Society of Canada and the Vancouver General/UBC Hospital Foundation Burn & Wound Research Unit. We also support our members with an annual education scholarship, ongoing training opportunities, and by supporting donation requests to organizations our members are directly involved/associated with, in our effort to help build strong communities.
If you think you and your co-workers could benefit from quality representation in the workplace and membership with Local 258 of the IBEW, please contact our Organizer for more information.
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